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Protection and Control (Relay) Electrician II
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  Job posted:   Fri May 18, 2018
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Protection and Control (Relay) Electrician II
Position Description
Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation's largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.
Seattle City Light is seeking a self-motivated, team oriented and positive Protection and Control (Relay) Electrician IIs (PaCE II) to join the Transmission and Distribution Business Unit and the Power Supply Business Unit. The Protection & Control (Relay) Electricians conduct commissioning and testing of the protective relaying devices and schemes in Generation, Transmission and Distribution Substation environments. Tasks will entail the operational tests on the protection system during installation, maintenance and investigation analysis and verify the implementation with blueprints, schematics and manuals.
The position for the Transmission and Distribution Business Unit will report to the Protection and Control Electrician Crew Chief and will report out of the North Service Center in Seattle, WA.
The position for the Power Supply Business Unit will report to the Generation Supervisor in charge of electrical work at the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. The Skagit is a remote facility based out of Newhalem, located approximately 116 miles northeast of Seattle in a rural area nestled in the northern Cascade mountain range, providing the appointed candidate an opportunity to live and/or work near some of Washington's most beautiful and scenic hydro generating facilities.
Job Responsibilities
* Conduct protective equipment commissioning by testing circuits, protection schemes and performing operational tests on the protection system, verifying implementation with blueprints, schematics and manuals.
* Inspect, test, calibrate and repair relaying circuits, relays, control circuits or load-measuring equipment in generating plants and substations according to routine maintenance schedules.
* Troubleshoot problems in protection and monitoring schemes of high voltage equipment using blueprints, schematics, manufacturer's drawings and a variety of different test equipment.
* Provide technical support to other units and utilities as requested.
* Communicate with and control test equipment (e.g., breaker time/motion analyzers, power system simulators, meters, oscilloscopes, insulation power factor test sets, microprocessor-based relays using computers and various proprietary software and hardware configurations). Prepares reports, graphs and charts to inform other units, divisions, utilities or manufacturers of test results, problems or issues resulting from equipment or circuit testing.
* Mark drawings to reflect changes made in the field (red line drawings).
* Load current transformers for operational and polarity checks to ensure equipment is not damaged or out of tolerance.
* Repair testing and load equipment.
* Execute engineer's test procedures.
* Performs other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned.
**Physical Demands / Work Environment:**
Work around energized high voltage equipment and work on energized circuits or equipment. Work at heights of approximately 40 feet or less on top of equipment. Lift and carry equipment weighing in excess of 50 pounds. Work with and handle potentially hazardous chemical degreasers, solvents and asbestos. Work out of town for extended periods of time at remote sites. Positions assigned to Seattle require regular overnight travel to City Light's remote hydroelectric facilities as needed.
* The Protection and Control Electrician I work requires a minimum of four years in a high voltage electrical apprentice classification or program working under a journey-level electrician of which one year of experience is working on 2200 volt or higher equipment, or electrical journey level standing with at least one year of experience working on 2200 volt or higher equipment (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background).
* A Protection and Control Electrician I incumbent must meet the minimum qualifications for and pass the Protection and Control Electrician II exam within two years from the date of appointment
* The Protection and Control Electrician II work requires successful completion of an examination covering the principles and practices associated with Protection and Control Electrician II work.
**Desired Qualifications: **
* Two or more years working as a Protection & Control Electrician in an electrical utility
* Familiarity with the North American Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) reliability standards as they pertain to system protection, especially knowledge of the NERC PRC Standards PRC-005-2 and PRC-004-2, and WECC standard PRC-004-WECC-2?
* Experience working on 6 kV or higher electrical equipment in transmission, distribution, and generation of operation systems for an electrical utility
* Experience with wiring and troubleshooting of AC and DC control circuits associated with high voltage utility protection schemes, electro-mechanical, electronic and digital relay and devices and the associated equipment.
* Experience taking high-voltage electrical clearances
* Familiarity with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), especially Allen Bradley PLCs a plus
Additional Information
Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a pre-employment physical and a background check which includes criminal history and driving history review.
To learn more about the Skagit Hydroelectric Project, check out our web page at: Learn more about the Skagit Hydroelectric Project at
Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Check out our web page:
*Salary:* $52.50 - $57.36 Hourly
*Location:* Various, WA
*Job Type:* Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time
*Department:* Seattle City Light
*Job Number:* 2018-00761
*Closing:* 6/5/2018 4:00 PM Pacific
*Agency:* City of Seattle
*Address:* Seattle Municipal Tower 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5500 Seattle, Washington, 98104

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